Several floors up, fire alarm sounds – but you have mobility problems

Picture the scene. You are several floors above ground and the fire alarm sounds. You have not been informed of either a drill or a test and, so, the instructions are: evacuation. Just one problem, you have mobility issues. You either use a wheelchair or can on walk down the stairs with great difficulty, in pain, … Continue reading Several floors up, fire alarm sounds – but you have mobility problems

Invest more in innovation and development say wheelchair users in international study

Millions of people have lower-limb paralysis - the most common causes being strokes, spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis. Now, users of wheelchairs and other devices to assist lower limb mobility say they need more money to be invested in innovation and development. And, as a wheelchair user, I agree totally. This is the result … Continue reading Invest more in innovation and development say wheelchair users in international study

Mobility scooters: A question of cruising

Cruise lovers have widely differing opinions about the use of mobility scooters on board ships. And that affects everyone with mobility difficulties, whether caused by a disease such as multiple sclerosis, injury, or even aging. Their views are included as comments on a story appearing on cruise.co.uk website. They vary from calls for mobility scooters … Continue reading Mobility scooters: A question of cruising